Back in the day when I was an Investment Banker, face-to-face meetings were critical to closing a deal. Yes, the numbers had to work, yes the pitch had to be perfect, and yes the cost savings had to be solid to proceed with the merger but…, in the end, you really needed to have a face-to-face. For me, it was critical to read the face of the person you are doing the deal with in order to gauge if it was going to fall apart when we turned the term sheet over to the lawyers.
Thankfully, with high-speed broadband, WiFi and wireless 4/5g networks, video conferencing is fast becoming a widely accepted way of holding a business meeting. It’s not only a great alternative to traveling but for the telecommuting employee as well. Some favorites such as Skype, GoToMeeting, Google Meeting and Zoom can all can get the job done efficiently with little hassle – especially if all the participants have used the same service before.
Now…, the missing component in all this is setting up the meeting for the video conference. Some of these services are capable of “setting” up a meeting if you know the date and time, but if you don’t you in for a formidable task. You’re looking at countless emails, text or phone calls that have to go back-and-forth. Possible hours of wasted time and effort. However, at Arrangr.com we have worked hard at solving this problem, AND we integrate with any/all video conference services for your life so much easier!